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Contents: January 2004 edition

12 Jan 2004

Infrared cameras near consumer applications

As their popularity grows, infrared cameras are tackling more applications than ever before. Jacqueline Hewett spoke to Earl Lewis, president of US infrared imaging specialist FLIR Systems, about emerging uses in the commercial and consumer markets.

Illuminated materials bend, curl and move

Materials that bend, curl up or contract on exposure to light might sound far-fetched, but that is exactly what many scientists are busy trying to develop. Rob van den Berg describes the science and applications of optical actuation.

Photonics to revolutionize the world

To mark the new year Opto & Laser Europe takes a look at three revolutionary optical technologies that will have a profound impact on society when they become commercially available.

Good design drives diode performance

If you plan to buy a laser diode driver, make sure you check the specifications with care. Martin Lawrence believes that manufacturers could learn a lot from the hi-fi community.

Photonics West 2004

Your guide to the sessions and products that are not to be missed at this year's Photonics West show at San Jose. News This Month
Technology Applications
Search Engine/Free Literature
Calendar/Advertisers' Index

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